Battle of Spotsylvania Court House

Location: Spotsylvania County, VA (near Spotsylvania, VA)
Dates: May 8 - 21, 1864
Union Commander:  Ulysses S. Grant, Lieutenant General
Confederate Commander:  Robert E. Lee, General
                                        
Battle Summary:
In early March, 1864, Ulysses S. Grant was called to Washington, D.C.  Congress had recently reinstated the rank of Lieutenant General, regular army.  It was widely speculated that Grant would receive promotion to that rank while there.  On March 9, in a formal ceremony, at the White House, Grant received his commission, to Lieutenant General - the first person to hold that rank, since George Washington. 

As Lieutenant General, Grant would be the supreme....  More>>>>


Confederate cannon at the "Mule Shoe."

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